The LA Galaxy continued to underperform, this time losing to Sporting Kansas City on the road 1-0; not taking a single shot on goal. Kei Kamara scored on a diving header late in the first half for Sporting KC, when Sean Franklin lost track of him in the box. With the win over the Galaxy, who were without David Beckham, SKC became the first team in the post-shootout era to go 5-0 to begin the season.
The last team at any point in MLS history to go 5-0 to begin the season was the 1998 LA Galaxy, though they began that streak with a shootout win. The 1996 LA Galaxy went 12-0 to begin the season, with one shootout win. KC is unbeaten at home against the Galaxy in five straight matches now. LA is 1-3-0 in MLS play since winning the MLS Cup last year.
This was Sporting's fourth shutout in five matches, and goalkeeper Jimmy Nielson did not have to make a save against the Galaxy. SKC has held teams without a shot on goal in two games now, 1 shot on goal in two others.
David Beckham did not make the trip, as back spasms kept him off the traveling roster. Landon Donovan returned to the team after being held from last weekend's match with quad tightness. The Galaxy lost last week's match 1-3 to New England.
Kamara's goal was his third of the season, connecting on a Bobby Convey cross in the 40th minute. Kamara beat Sean Franklin to the cross at the corner of the six yard box, then nestled the ball inside the far post.